General Caterpillar Information
What does Caterpillar do?
Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We offer services throughout the product life cycle. Cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing value to help our customers succeed.
What are Caterpillar's subsidiaries and brands?
Caterpillar Inc. has a portfolio of brands offering machines, engines, components, services and solutions to meet the unique needs of a variety of industries and customers around the world. Cat® is our flagship brand of products and services. Our customers are served by our independently owned and operated global Cat dealer network. Some of our brands include Progress Rail, Solar Turbines, Perkins and SEM.
How do I contact Caterpillar?
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Is Caterpillar on social media?
Caterpillar is an active participant in social media channels. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn are powerful tools that allow us to connect with our customers, investors, potential employees and fans.
How many people work at Caterpillar?
Our talented team of 109,100 (YE2022) global employees is focused on creating sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the world. Learn more about our team and other facts about Caterpillar.
Where are Caterpillar's offices and facilities?
Caterpillar has about 150 primary locations around the world. View our global locations or find a local Cat® dealer.
In which countries does Caterpillar operate?
Where is Caterpillar headquartered?
Our headquarters and corporate office is in Irving, Texas, U.S.
What is Caterpillar's mission and vision?
Our company strategy reflects our legacy and our continuing commitment to meet the needs of our customers and the communities in which we live and work. United by our Values, Caterpillar employees around the world share a focused view of our business through the Operating & Execution Model, through which we are making strategic choices today to create profitable growth for tomorrow. Together, with our partners, we are providing the solutions that help our customers build a better world.
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What are Caterpillar's values?
Our Worldwide Code of Conduct was first published in 1974. Our Values defines what we stand for and believe in.
What is Caterpillar's organizational structure?
Caterpillar is led by Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby. Our corporate governance program ensures we serve the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders with the highest standards of responsibility, integrity and compliance with all laws. These standards are guided by our board of directors and global management team, who work to oversee the company’s actions, performance and governance policies.
Why is Caterpillar named Caterpillar?
In 1904, Benjamin Holt replaced the rear wheels of a Holt steam tractor with a pair of tracks to help farmers deal with soft soil in their fields. During a machine test in 1905, the company photographer exclaimed that the machine crawled like a giant caterpillar.
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Who are Caterpillar’s founders?
Caterpillar was founded by merging the companies of two innovators, Benjamin Holt and C.L. Best. Holt and Best were industry pioneers who created products that transformed how our customers worked.
When and where was Caterpillar founded?
In 1925, the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C.L. Best Tractor Co. merged to form the Caterpillar Tractor Co., initially headquartered in San Leandro, California. The merger provided the company with the resources to invest in people and technology in order to provide customers with the highest quality products and services.
Can I visit the Corporate Archives and access the collection?
The Corporate Archives and its collection is only made available to internal staff.
How can I get copies of history images or other assets?
Please complete the Logo/Photo Use Request Form in full to request the use of Caterpillar logos, images, videos, or assets. All requests must be submitted at least 30 days before using the materials.
Where do I get copies of vintage product literature?
If the product is still supported, vintage product literature can be obtained from your local Cat dealer.
What if I have historical items I would like to donate?
If you have historical items you'd like to donate to our archives collection, please email the Corporate Archives at email@example.com.